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FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM!

ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE AND GRACE SLATED FOR SEPT. 25th RELEASE
UK FESTIVAL DATES CONFIRMED

The Colour And The Shape 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition In Stores July 10

Foo Fighters have announced the title and track listing for their forthcoming new album, which will be released September 25th on Roswell/RCA. Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace is the band’s sixth studio release and marks the first time the band has worked with producer Gil Norton since 1997’s double platinum The Colour And The Shape, which is reissued this week as a remastered 10th anniversary deluxe edition featuring six bonus tracks.

The band has kept busy since its previous studio effort, the platinum-plus double disc In Your Honor, which was released in June 2005. Following a record release/Foo Fighters 10th Anniversary blowout at Roswell, NM’s Area 51, the band spent the remainder of 2005 headlining arenas the world over on their biggest-selling tour to date. 2006 included an intimate theater tour showcasing material from In Your Honor’s quieter second disc alongside unique acoustic-based arrangements of favorites from the entire Foo Fighters canon, as documented on the live CD and DVD releases Skin And Bones. They also found time to play to the largest British concert audience of 2006, when they headlined London’s Hyde Park for a crowd of 85,000 people.

As previously announced, the Foos appeared at London’s Live Earth concert July 7 at Wembley Stadium, and are also confirmed to headline a select batch UK festivals in August (see dates below).
The track list for Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace is below, sequence remains TBD:

The Pretender
Let It Die
Erase/Replace
Long Road To Ruin
Come Alive
Stranger Things Have Happened
Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make-Up Is Running)
Summers End
Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners
Statues
But, Honestly
Home
Confirmed headlining tour dates:
Aug 18 – Chelmsford, UK – Virgin Festival 2007
Aug 19 – Stafford, UK – Virgin Festival 2007
Aug 21 – Edinburgh, Scotland – T On The Fringe
Aug 22 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park

For more information on Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace, please
contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man
Email: eliot@nastylittleman.com  Phone: 212.343.0740

RYAN ADAMS TOUR EXTENDED, EASY TIGER #7 DEBUT

RYAN ADAMS SUMMER TOUR EXPANDED THROUGH AUGUST
ADDITIONAL DATES ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
NEW ALBUM EASY TIGER POSTS BEST SALES WEEK, HIGHEST CHART DEBUT TO DATE

In the wake of universal critical praise, Ryan Adams’ new album Easy Tiger debuted at #7 on SoundScan’s Top 200 Current Albums chart with over 61,000 sales in its first week on shelves. This is Adams’ largest single week sales figure, and highest chart position, to date. Adams is currently on tour with the Cardinals and has announced additional dates running into early August.

Easy Tiger has been hailed as a new high-water mark for Adams; Q gave the album four stars and wrote “the bad boy is back, and he’s really, really good.” On our shores Rolling Stone weighed in, noting that “perhaps thanks to maturity, sobriety or both, Adams’ voice sounds better than ever.” The Associated Press called Easy Tiger “the most cohesive and intricately arranged album he’s ever made” and Time proclaimed it “a career breakthrough.”

See announced tour dates below and stay tuned to www.ryan-adams.com for further confirmations and info on ticket sales.

July 10 – Charlottesville VA – Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)
July 11 – Louisville KY – Brown Theater
July 12 – Germantown TN – Germantown Performing Arts Ctr (SOLD OUT)
July 14 – Austin TX – Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)
July 19 – Los Angeles CA – Wilshire Theater (SOLD OUT)
July 21 – Santa Cruz CA – Catalyst
July 23 – San Francisco CA – Herbst Theater (SOLD OUT)
July 24 – Berkeley CA – Berkeley Community Theater
July 26 – Portland OR – Aladdin Theater (SOLD OUT)
July 27 – Seattle WA – Moore Theater (SOLD OUT)
July 28 – Vancouver BC – Orpheum Theater
July 30 – Boise ID – Big Easy
July 31 – Salt Lake City UT – Red Butte Garden
August 2 – Boulder CO – Fox Theater (AAA Convention)
August 3 – Morrison CO – Red Rocks
Sept 1 – Turin NY – moe.down

The Cardinals are:

Neal Casal – guitar
Brad Pemberton – drums
Chris Feinstein – bass
Jon Graboff – pedal steel
Jamie Candiloro – piano

For more information on these tour dates and Easy Tiger contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man.
Email: eliot@nastylittleman.com
Phone: 212.343.0740

BEASTIE BOYS ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. DATES!

The Mix-Up Instrumental Album OUT NOW

Having sold virtually every ticket for their recently announced tour dates, Beastie Boys have now confirmed a series of additional Gala Event Exclusive Instrumental Shows in smaller, more intimate venues–as well as a full on extravaganza Aug. 20 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

The first of the Gala Event shows will be held Sunday August 5th to celebrate Adam Yauch”s 43rd birthday at the Boston Opera House. The band expects this to be a truly special celebratory evening, i.e. velvet seats, velvet ropes champagne and strawberries. The band specifies that attendees must “Dress to impress and take a a photograph with casino online that special someone in a wicker chair, oh what?” Needless to say, proper dress is mandatory.

The full itinerary is now as follows:

August 1st – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
August 5th- Boston, MA – Boston Opera House – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 6th – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion – SOLD OUT
August 8th – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage – SOLD OUT
August 9th – Brooklyn, NY – McCarren Pool – SOLD OUT
August 10th- NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 16th – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
August 17th – Denver, CO – Fillmore – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 20th – Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theater
August 23rd – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl – SOLD OUT
August 24th – San Francisco, CA – Warfield – A Gala Event – Exclusive Instrumental Show
August 25th – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater – SOLD OUT

The Gala Event dates and the Los Angeles Greek Theater show go on sale this Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30. For more details, visit beastieboys.com.

ARCADE FIRE U.S. FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT
ONLINE PRE-SALES TO BEGIN WEDS. JUNE 20

The first few dates of Arcade Fire’s next leg of North American dates has been announced: Sept. 17 at Red Rocks in Denver CO (on sale June 23) and Sept. 20 at the Hollywood Bowl (on sale June 30). LCD Soundsystem will support on all dates.

The band is currently in the midst of a UK/Europe festival tour that concludes with the Reading and Leeds Festivals on Aug. 25 & 26. Prior to the U.S. headline dates, they will appear at the Austin City Limits festival on Sept. 15, and will tape an appearance that weekend for an episode of Austin City Limits to air in December (exact date TBD).

The tour is scheduled to run through early October. More dates will be announced shortly.

In order to make the headline shows more accessible and to keep service charges low, Arcade Fire will make a limited number of tickets available for purchase directly through www.arcadefire.com prior to going on sale to the general public. Ticket pre-sales will start on Wednesday, June 20 at 10am Mountain via http://www.arcadefire.tickets.musictoday.com and ending on Friday, June 22 at 3PM Mountain.

For further information, contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man tel 212 343 0740 e eliot@nastylittleman.com

BEASTIE BOYS U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED

The Mix-Up Instrumental Album Out June 26

“The Boys owned this festival. Between the instrumental performance, headlining the main stage on Sunday…the best of the fest.”-PITCHFORK review of Beastie Boys at Sasquatch
Following the triumphant unveiling of Beastie Boys’ Gala Event doubleheader live experience at the 2007 Sasquatch festival, a first set of U.S. dates has been announced:

8/1  Philadelphia – Festival Pier
8/6  Boston – Bank of America Pavilion
8/8  New York – Summerstage
8/9  Brooklyn – McCarren Pool
8/16 Denver – Red Rocks
8/23 Santa Barbara – County Bowl
8/25 Berkeley – Greek Theater

The above dates will feature Beastie Boys in all their traditional hip hop glory. Additional, more intimate dates showcasing the band configuration featured on The Mix-Up (due out June 26 on Capitol) will be announced shortly.
Pre-sales for the above dates begin Thursday June 14th, with on-sales following Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th.  For more details, visit beastieboys.com.

BLAQK AUDIO CEXCELLS DAVEY HAVOK/JADE PUGET PROJECT CONFIRMED FOR AUGUST 7 RELEASE

Davey Havok/Jade Puget Project Confirmed for August 7 Release

BLAQK AUDIO, the electronic side endeavor of AFI’s Jade Puget and Davey Havok, will finally see the light of day August 7 in the form of the debut album CexCells.

Recorded entirely by Havok and Puget and mixed by Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Suede), CexCells expands upon and fully indulges the dark electronic textures that have influenced and pervaded the duo’s work for years. The results range from evocation of prime era Depeche Mode and early Ministry (“Stiff Kittens,” “Where Would You,” “Bitter For Sweet”) to four on the floor club-friendly
fare (“On A Friday,” “Snuff On Digital”) to vulnerable balladry (“Wake Up,” “The Fear”).

The common thread running through all of BLAQK AUDIO’s material-Havok’s signature dark vocal and lyrical stylings and Puget’s epic, emotional arrangements-will be instantly identifiable to AFI fans, despite the synthetic washes, keyboard flourishes and robotic beats supplanting the traditional guitar/bass/drum AFI framework.

There will be a BLAQK AUDIO tour in support of CexCells. Dates will be announced once confirmed.

For further information, please contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man tel 212 343 0740 e-mail amy@nastylittleman.com

FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUNCE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE COLOUR AND THE SHAPE

SLATED FOR JULY 10 RELEASE, SPECIAL PACKAGE INCLUDES SIX BONUS TRACKS, NEW LINER NOTES

As strange as it may seem now, there was a time when Foo Fighters weren’t a household name. When they weren’t a staple of every rock playlist on the planet. And when Dave Grohl was a drummer with a knack for hooks, not the leading man of American rock and roll.

The release of The Colour And The Shape in May of 1997 changed all that. TCATS was the first Foo Fighters album recorded as a band: bassist Nate Mendel and guitarist Pat Smear had toured with Grohl following the 1995 release of Foo Fighters but hadn’t contributed to the recording of the debut album. Gil Norton (already legendary for his work with the Pixies, among others) elevated the TCATS sessions from the DIY approach of Foo Fighters, and the arrival of drummer Taylor Hawkins following the recording of the album completed the group’s evolution from “project” to “band”. Most important were the songs. “My Hero”, “Monkey Wrench”, “Everlong” – the album sequence reads like a Billboard recurrents chart. It was this parade of hits that put Foo Fighters on the path to becoming the Grammy-winning, festival-headlining, indiscriminate ass-kicking machine that we know today.

On July 10, Foo Fighters celebrate the tenth birthday of this landmark album with the release of a special anniversary edition featuring new liner notes along with previously unreleased extra tracks. Gil Norton took a break from production of the forthcoming new Foo Fighters album (yup, it’s true, more info coming soon) to help supervise the audio remastering of the disc, and the Foos are proud to present this glimpse at their, make that our, rock and roll past.

The complete sequence for the reissue edition is:

1. Doll
2. Monkey Wrench
3. Hey, Johnny Park!
4. My Poor Brain
5. Wind Up

6. Up In Arms
7. My Hero
8. See You
9. Enough Space
10. February Stars
11. Everlong
12. Walking After You
13. New Way Home

with bonus tracks:

14. Requiem (Killing Joke cover)
15. Drive Me Wild (single b-side)
16. Down In The Park (Gary Numan cover)
17. Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty cover)
18. Dear Lover (single b-side)
19. The Colour And The Shape (single b-side)

For more information on TC&TS and the upcoming new Foo Fighters album, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man.

Email: eliot@nastylittleman.com Phone: 212.343.0740

RYAN ADAMS ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF JUNE 26 RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM EASY TIGER

As the release of his highly anticipated new album Easy Tiger approaches, Ryan Adams has announced a batch of North American tour dates. As on the album, Ryan will be accompanied by The Cardinals, a group that on this tour will include Easy Tiger producer Jamie Candiloro on piano.

Early response to Easy Tiger has been universally positive; Q gave the album four stars and wrote “the bad boy is back, and he’s really, really good.” On our shores Rolling Stone weighed in, noting that “perhaps thanks to maturity, sobriety or both, Adams’ voice sounds better than ever.” Harp’s lead review in the current issue calls the album “easily Adams’ most consistent recording.”

See announced tour dates below and stay tuned to www.ryan-adams.com for further confirmations and info on ticket sales.

Monday, June 18 – Minneapolis MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Wednesday, June 20 – Detroit MI – Gem Theater
Friday, June 22 – Toronto ON – Enmax Theatre
Saturday, June 24 – Burlington VT – Higher Ground
Thursday, June 28 – Philadelphia PA – The Theater of the Living Arts
Friday, June 29 – Boston MA – Somerville Theater

The Cardinals are:

Neal Casal – guitar
Brad Pemberton – drums
Chris Feinstein – bass
Jon Graboff – pedal steel
Jamie Candiloro – piano

For more information on these tour dates and Easy Tiger contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at nasty little man.

Email: eliot@nastylittleman.com Phone: 212.343.0740

DAX RIGGS WE SING OF ONLY BLOOD OR LOVE JUNE 11-16 PRE-RELEASE DATES CONFIRMED

OUT AUGUST 21st ON FAT POSSUM
JUNE 11-16 PRE-RELEASE DATES CONFIRMED

“His low Delta howl is the pretty, pained yelp of a wounded swamp animal”–ROLLING STONE

“As if Jeff Buckley covered Ziggy Stardust on the banks of the Mississippi Delta”–ESQUIRE

We Sing of Only Blood or Love, the new album from Dax Riggs, has been confirmed for an August 21 release on Fat Possum. The 15-track record finds the Houma, Louisiana singer/songwriter who’d previously recorded under the deadboy & the Elephantmen guise (and long before that as a member of sludge metal pioneers Acid Bath) finally making his maiden voyage under his own name.

Written and recorded in the aftermath of extensive touring behind deadboy’s critically acclaimed We Are Night Sky-which received accolades ranging from a 4-star ROLLING STONE review to ELLE’s Best of the Month–We Sing of Only Blood or Love is as much the debut of an astonishing new musical voice as it is the culmination of a career and passion that’s consumed most of Dax’s young life.

We Sing of Only Blood or Love was conceived on Hallows Eve 2006, when Dax hooked up with the record’s producer and guitar player Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Prince Superwolf blah blah blah) for sessions that began at New Orleans’ Piety Studios and concluded at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn. The record features an assortment of musicians including Dax’s latter-day deadboy tourmates Alex Bergeron (bass), Adam Clement (drums), Sean Keating (keys) and Lucas Broussard (backing vocals) as well as drummer Endless Andy (Endless Boogie, Brightblack Morning Light), additional guitar from T.K. Webb, J.T. Van Zandt and Bozo Cyclops, piano and keys from Endless Andy’s bro Robt. E. Lee, drums by Sweeney’s Chavez cohort James Lo and more…

As the material took on a singular life of its own, Dax announced via his myspace page that he would be laying the deadboy moniker to rest and releasing We Sing of Only Blood or Love under his own name, adding “I want to thank everyone who supported deadboy & the Elephantmen, it was and will always be more than just a band, it’s in my DNA.” That DNA runs deep through “Demon Tied To A Chair,” “Didn’t Know Yet” and “Radiation Blues,” but also pervades more passionate extremes on “Terrors of Nightlife” and “Ouroboros,” some serious glam rave-up to “Living is Suicide” and “I Forgot I Was Alive,” and a cover of Richard Thompson’s “Wall Of Death.”

Dax Riggs will be playing a handful of U.S. dates this June in advance of We Sing of Only Blood or Love‘s release. For further information, please contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote at nasty little man tel 212 343 0740 e-mail amy@nastylittleman.com

DAX RIGGS ON TOUR

June
11  Philadelphia, PA       North Star
12  Hoboken, NJ            Maxwell’s
13  New York, NY           Mercury Lounge
15  Detroit, MI            Lager House
16  Chicago, IL            Schubas

ALBERT HAMMOND, JR. ANNOUNCES NEW US TOUR DATES, TV APPEARANCE

Despite having just returned home from nearly four months on the road (including tours with Incubus, Bloc Party, and sold out headline dates at LA’s El Rey Theatre and NYC’s Bowery Ballroom among others), Albert Hammond, Jr. will venture out again this summer in support of his debut solo album Yours To Keep (released 3/6/07 by Scratchie/New Line). The upcoming tour will also feature Albert’s debut appearance on CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, airing May 23.
Yours To Keep has already earned Albert Esquire’s 2007 Esky award for ‘Best Solo Debut’ amidst other glowing reviews. Spin called the album “top shelf indie pop (4 stars)” and The New Yorker called Albert “a songwriter in his own right…[Yours To Keep] is a light, sunny affair.” Even Ric Ocasek gushed about the album in his New York Times guest playlist, saying “[Albert] writes phenomenal songs.”

In addition to Albert on vocals and guitar, the band features:

Matt Romano – drums
Steve Schiltz – guitar
Marc Eskenazi – guitar/keyboard
Josh Lattanzi – bass

See confirmed dates below, and check www.myspace.com/alberthammondjr for further show confirmations. Albert is pleased to have The Dead Trees, an exciting young band from Boston, as support for the entire tour.

May 20 – San Francisco CA – The Independent
May 21 – Los Angeles CA – House Of Blues
May 22 – San Diego CA – House Of Blues
May 23 – The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
May 24 – Scottsdale AZ – Martini Ranch
May 26 – Denver CO – Marquis Theatre
May 27 – Albuquerque NM – Launch Pad
May 31 – Houston TX – Warehouse Live
June 3 – Austin TX – The Parish
June 4 – Dallas TX – House Of Blues, Cambridge Room
June 5 – Kansas City MO – The Record Bar
June 7 – St. Paul MN – Station 4
June 8 – Chicago IL – The Metro
June 9 – Detroit MI – St. Andrews Hall
June 13 – Northampton MA – Pearl Street
June 15 – Asbury Park NJ – Stone Pony
June 18 – New York NY – Webster Hall

For more information contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man. Press materials for Albert including photos and album art are available at www.nastylittleman.com